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Student Groups And Organizations


President Rosa Elias and Vice President Michelle Jamanca of UNC SUIE pose for a portrait at Wilson Library on Sept. 12, 2022. 

Heather Diehl

SUIE fosters immigrant advocacy on campus

SUIE was started in 2008 to raise campus awareness about different issues that prevent immigrants from enjoying basic human rights.                                                                     “When I came into UNC, I saw a predominantly white community — I didn't see a lot of diversity,” Rosa Elias, the president of SUIE, said. 

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(From left to right) Political committee member Daniel Kang, President Anna Hattle and Senior Advisor Jessie Huang of the Asian American Student Association prepare to address the members of the organization in Bingham Hall on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.

Looking back at 30 years of the Asian American Students Association

Amid the challenges of a virtual school year and COVID-19 last year, one of UNC’s first Asian-interest organizations — now called the Asian American Students Association (AASA) — remained strong. “The idea of having an Asian American community – it was something that I hadn’t grown up with before,” AASA president Katrina Jagadeesan said. “After meeting a couple of the members and getting to know them and participating, that was something I was missing in my life.”

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People gather in Raleigh on Saturday May 15, 2021 to protest the Israeli Palestine conflict. Photo courtesy of Nadeen Atieh.

Israeli-Palestinian conflict inspires protests, vigil in Raleigh and faculty statement

People in North Carolina have shown support for Palestinians during the Israeli attacks, from protests in Raleigh to a statement signed by faculty from 23 colleges and universities across the state. “This has been inspiring to the Palestinians on the ground,” said Nadia Yaqub, a professor in the UNC Department of Asian and Middle Eastern studies. “To know in this very difficult time there are hundreds of people, just in one state, who care enough to sign a statement like this."

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Workers pose in front of a Habitat for Humanity work site while others do work on the roof. Arts for Humanity is putting on a virtual art show to benefit Habitat. Photo courtesy of Claire Hyde.

UNC group to hold virtual art show to benefit Habitat for Humanity

“It’s about physically lending your support to two communities that mean a lot to North Carolina, which is Habitat and the arts community,” junior Claire Hyde said. “They’re all awesome pieces and people would be happy to buy them, but the important part is knowing that all your dollars are going towards Habitat.”

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